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Boat stand of King Atlanersa

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal: temple of Atlanersa and Senkamanisken, Room 2 (B 703). 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: August 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Gebel Barkal, temple B 703, Sudan


Overall: 115 x 152.5 x 152.5 cm, 8164.75 kg (45 1/4 x 60 1/16 x 60 1/16 in., 18000 lb.)

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Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss


The Ancient World


Architectural elements